publication

noun
pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce publication (audio) \

Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of publishing
2 : a published work

Examples of publication in a Sentence

The company specializes in the publication of dictionaries. She has a very impressive list of publications.
Recent Examples on the Web Dueling accounts from the same publication about a major news story are rare. Paul Farhi, Washington Post, "A Wall Street Journal columnist said Joe Biden was part of Hunter’s business deal. Hours later, its news reporters said the opposite.," 23 Oct. 2020 To ask a question of Bass for potential publication, email him at mikebass3838@gmail.com. Mike Bass, The Enquirer, "Column: Everyone in sports has a coach. I'm here to help fans, athletes, coaches, parents.," 22 Oct. 2020 The book’s publication this month is a bright spot in a year of almost unbearable disasters. Jonathan Kauffman, WSJ, "A Torte So Delicious, It’s a Special Occasion," 22 Oct. 2020 The outlets include the Economic Daily, which provides an important window into Beijing’s economic views, and the Jiefang Daily, the official publication of Shanghai’s powerful Communist Party Committee. Bloomberg.com, "U.S. Escalates China Tensions With Further Media Restrictions," 21 Oct. 2020 The publication quoted former employees describing a toxic work environment. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "State budget office: Foxconn's facility 'may be better suited for demonstration' than as a factory," 21 Oct. 2020 Last Wednesday, the publication ran a story, the credibility of which has been widely criticized because of shaky sourcing. Karl Baker, USA TODAY, "Rudy Giuliani turns over alleged Hunter Biden laptop to authorities in Delaware," 21 Oct. 2020 Like other such agreements, the 4-year deal—to take effect in January 2021—aims to redirect money that the institutes currently spend on subscriptions to supporting OA publication. Jeffrey Brainard, Science | AAAS, "Nature family of journals inks first open-access deal with an institution," 20 Oct. 2020 Since The Lancet publication, Goldman has become a consultant and therapist of sorts for people who are questioning the utility of overly rigorous disinfection, but who are unsure of what to make of the scientific evidence. Gregory Barber, Wired, "It’s Time to Talk About Covid-19 and Surfaces Again," 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of publication

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for publication

Middle English publicacioun, from Middle French publication, from Latin publication-, publicatio, from publicare, from publicus public

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The first known use of publication was in the 14th century

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26 Oct 2020

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“Publication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/publication. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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publication

noun
How to pronounce publication (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of publication

: the act or process of producing a book, magazine, etc., and making it available to the public
: a book, magazine, etc., that has been printed and made available to the public
: the act of printing something (such as an article or photograph) in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

publication

noun
pub·​li·​ca·​tion | \ ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce publication (audio) \

Kids Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of producing (a printed work) and selling it to the public
2 : a printed work (as a book or magazine) made for sale or distribution

publication

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Legal Definition of publication

1 : the act or process of publishing
2 : a published work

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